History of Art-Egyptian Art

The old Kingdom

Upper Egypt defeated Lower Egypt led by King Narmer

painting on palette of king Narmer-strong sense of order

3rd Dynasty

Beauty of style developed

Mastabas>>> step Pyramid,eg. step Pyramid of king Zoser

4th Dynasty

Great Pyramids of Mycerinus in Giza: Mycerinus,Chefren,Cheops

The great Sphinx

Chefren portrait statues

Mycerinus and his queen

Seated Scribe

Tomb decoration:Ti watching a Hippopotamus Hunt; Cattle Forting a River

Middle Kingdom

Collapse of centralized pharaonic power at the end of 6th D; political Disturbances 700ys followed

exception: 11&12th D

Feeding the Oryxes; Portrait of Sesostris III

New Kingdom

Temple of Hatshepsut

Temple of At Luxor

Brick used as cheaper and more convenient material

Akhenaten: revolution. himself and Queen Nofretete and their daughters

Tutankhamen: undisturbed tomb preserved most abundant relief.


History of art-late old stone age to Neolithic age

Paleolithic art: take a chance . The art of old stone age in Europe but decline sooner after.neolithic revolution transfer old stone age to new stone age.

the art during this transforming period.

1, prehistoric jericho:

perpetuate life beyond death.

heads above ground while the rest of the body was buried beneath.

heads-spirit traps. paint on the human skull

but no pottery

2, Catal Huyuk in Anatolia:

people enter house through roof. no door

animal hunt painting on the wall-echoes of cave painting

town and two cone volcano painting

the neolithic revolution coming shortly. transformation of animal into gods in the old stone age

Neolithic art:
Europe-Dolmen(Brittany 1500B.C);Stonehenge(Salisbury Plain,England,2000B.C)

America-Great Serpent Mound(Adams County,Ohio,300-400B.C.)